‘It was pleasurable to check out him out there’ 49ers’ rookie DB analyzed by NFL’s ideal in pro debut

It’s possible very little forces a rookie defensive back to adjust to the NFL faster than looking at Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce consider the field across the line of scrimmage.

Effectively, probably viewing Tyreek Hill working a jet sweep and threatening to dart down the sideline.

Talanoa Hufanga, a 49ers basic safety, experienced to offer with the two the NFL’s most powerful quarterback-limited finish combination and arguably the game’s quickest participant in his specialist debut Saturday from Kansas Metropolis.

Hill “is a great participant, and currently being equipped to go towards him, Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce ideal off the bat, it was just a blessing,” Hufanga stated just after Monday’s follow. “You virtually have to pinch on your own and understand where you’re at, what stadium you are in and the custom guiding every thing.”

Hufanga should have pinched himself prior to kickoff, for the reason that, by the start of the 19-16 decline, he confirmed no signs of nonetheless being in a rookie daze. The fifth-spherical decide out of USC was continuously all around the ball, tallying four tackles and generating a long lasting perception on head coach Kyle Shanahan.

“It was pleasurable to check out him out there,” Shanahan mentioned. “… I realized he’d be amped up and completely ready to go. It was kind of neat, mainly because experience him out there and viewing him enjoy are living, I felt like there was a little a lot more to him, even — a minimal additional power he performed with.